This Sunday on “Around Town” our guest will be HISD Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson.
Following several HISD Long-Range Facility Planning Committee meetings, a special Board Workshop was held this week. The committee finally came down to an option to be explored by the Board of Trustees that Johnson said they’ll “put a lot of numbers to that would be a realignment of our current structure . . . .”
They would also take the current middle school of Mance Park and convert that to an educational support center. Workshops are still ahead and the possible calling of a bond election. More information is available on the HISD website at huntsville-isd.org. Go to “District,” then click on “Long-Range Planning.”
On the legislative front regarding schools, in the Texas House a bill filed there would restore the $5.4 billion dollars cut from Texas’ public schools in 2011. Fort Worth legislator Lon Burnam believes the state’s better economic condition indicates adequate funding exists now to do this. Over 600 school districts in the state have sued the state because of the cuts–the Huntsville Independent School District among them.